The queue is a list of all songs scheduled for playback. It is basically the brain of Stage Traxx. This chapter is meant for users who want to have complete control of how songs should be scheduled for playback. If you work primarily with playlists and don't need to build a playlist on the fly during a gig, you can skip over this whole chapter.


If you have not enable the setting Advanced Queue Mode, queue management is done automatically for you by Stage Traxx. The app behaves like most other audio players. You tap on a song in a playlist to load it into the player and if you double tap on a song, playback will start. Playback will continue with the rest of the playlist. If you select another song while playback is running, it will be armed as the next song to play and after that playback will continue in the playlist from that position. You don't need to worry about the queue in this mode.


You can enable the setting Show Queue Tab to make the queue view visible even when not working in Advanced Queue Mode if you are interested but it is not needed in this mode.

Please continue reading if you need to react to the audience and build your playlist as you go on the fly. Enabling the Advanced Queue Mode will change the way Stage Traxx behaves and needs a bit of time getting used to it.

The queue is basically similar to a playlist. But please don't confuse the queue with a playlist. A playlist is a collection of songs you prepare before a gig and it is relatively fixed. The queue is a living thing. You add and remove songs, change the order on the fly and can decide which songs should play without pause.

If you enable the advanced queue mode, then the queue management is in your hands. You need to explicitly add songs to the queue and you are also responsible for changing the playback order in the queue. In this case, please read the rest of this chapter.

Here you can see a queue with 5 entries:

The Queue

If the queue contains at least one song, the mini player is displayed at the bottom of the screen throughout the app except in modal dialogs.

Add songs to the queue

A song can be added to the queue from the History, Playlist Contents and Songs views by tapping on it. This will either add it on top or bottom of the queue depending on what setting you prefer. Let's say you have selected the bottom position as the default position for adding songs to the queue. The alternate add position is available by swiping to song to the right:

Add Songs to Queue


You can enable a double tap option to prevent involuntary additions to the queue.

Hands free operation

You can use bluetooth pedals to add songs to the queue. Go to Settings and select Assign Actions. Now make sure you have the following actions assigned:

Add Songs Pedal Actions

You can now select a cell with the Move Selection Up or Move Selection Down pedals. The selected cell is displayed with a grey background. When you want to add a song to the queue press the Trigger Selected Song pedal:

Adding Songs with Pedals

Add playlist to the queue

It is possible to load a playlist into the queue and replace the contents of the current queue or to add a playlist to the end of the queue.

To load a playlist into the queue, just tap on the Round Play Icon icon for a playlist. This will clear the queue and load all songs from the playlist into the queue. If playback is running, the currently playing song will not be cleared from the queue.

To add a playlist to the queue, just swipe it to the right and tap on the icon:

Add Playlist to Queue


Changes to the queue will have no effect on a playlist.


If the setting Show Lyrics on Playlist Add is enabled, the full screen player will automatically open when loading a playlist into the queue.

Remove songs from the queue

The queue can be emptied with a tap on Clear in the navigation bar. You can remove a single song from the queue by swiping it to the left and tapping on the trashcan icon:

Delete song from queue

Reordering the queue

Stage Traxx makes it easy to change the playback order on the fly. There are multiple ways to change the position of a song.


During playback the first song in the queue is locked. You can't move it to another position and you can't move another song into its position.

Drag & drop

The most obvious is to drag and drop a song to a new position. Touch a song until it you see a small zoom effect, then drag it to the target position a release it:

Reorder Drag & Drop

Swipe menu

You can swipe a song to the right to reveal a context menu with up and down arrows. By tapping on one of the arrows, you can tap on one of the arrows to move the song to the top or bottom of the queue:

Reorder Swipe

If playback is running and you press the up arrow, the song will be placed in the NEXT position.

Double tap

A quick shortcut to move a song to the top of the queue is to double tap on it.

If you double tap an the first song in the queue and playback is not running, it will move that song to the end of the queue. This is a shortcut to skip a song.

If you use pedals as described in Hands Free Operation then using the Trigger Selected Song pedal will move a song to the top of the queue.

Automatic sorting

You can automatically sort the queue by tapping on Sort Icon in the navigation bar. Now choose one of the following options:

  • Sort A to Z
  • Sort Z to A
  • Shuffle

Autoplay & repeat

Normally Stage Traxx will stop playback after each song. In some cases it might be useful to play through the queue without stopping after a song. This is the purpose of Autoplay. When autoplay is enabled for the queue, all songs will play without stopping. This is visually displayed with a grey down arrow on the right side of the song cell:


Instead of enabling autoplay for the whole queue you can also enable autoplay for single songs. If a song with autoplay enabled finishes playing, playback will continue with the next song without stopping. Enabling autoplay for a specific song is done by swiping to the left and tapping on Autoplay:

Autoplay Single Song

It is also possible to keep playing a song in a loop. To do this, swipe to the left and select Repeat. Repeat has always higher priority than Autoplay. So if both are enabled, the song will repeat itself until you disable Repeat.

Edit song details

If playback is stopped, you can tap on Detail Disclosure to open the Edit Song Screen.


To edit songs in the full screen player you need to enable the option Allow Song Editing.